AVALON — Catalina’s annual Halloween Costume Parade is scheduled in Avalon on Halloween Night, Oct. 31. Visiting boaters are invited to dress in costume and join in the fun.
At 4 p.m., parade participants can parade in their favorite spooky costumes and join Catalina Island schoolchildren and other residents for a festive parade down Crescent Avenue.
The parade is sponsored by the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce. For details, call (310) 510-1520 or visit catalinachamber.com.
Also on Halloween day, the Chamber of Commerce will host the Rotary Halloween Bash and Auction at 6:30 p.m. at M Restaurant. Prizes will be awarded to the most be-witching costumes. Guests can bid on silent and live auction items as they dance along to live music and are amazed by a magician. Tickets are $45 per person. Contact the chamber for information.
More spooky events will be held at El Galleon’s annual Halloween Costume Party, which begins at 4 p.m. For more information, contact (310) 510-1188, or visit catalinahotspots.com.
A few days earlier on Oct. 25, boaters can enjoy Oktoberfest on the Beach. Scheduled to run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on South Beach, the island’s first annual Oktoberfest on the Beach will feature unlimited beer tastings, souvenir glass beer stein, musical entertainment from the German Zeitgeist Band, appetizers and a silent auction. Proceeds from the event benefit island youth charities. The event is sponsored by the city of Avalon and local service clubs. Tickets are $60 per person. To purchase your ticket or for more information, call the Catalina Chamber of Commerce at (310) 510-1520 or visitcatalinachamber.com.